[Lessons learned from pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Japan and global prospective].

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Abstract

Currently there have reported pandemic (H1N1) 2009 over 200 countries and areas globally with more than 16,813 victims according to World Health Organization. Demographic characterization of those cases seemed to be consistent around the world that is higher incidence among school age children and higher mortality rate among elderly. Uniquely Japan has lower mortality rate compared with other countries. Based upon pandemic preparedness plan, several interventions such as personal hygiene and social distancing as well as clinical management were implemented since the beginning of pandemic. Of particular, school closure was continuously implemented during pandemic and medical access for influenza like illness cases was sustained with administration of antivirals in Japan. It is important to identify some gaps in the implementation of interventions for further preparedness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1605-1610
Number of pages6
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Volume68
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep

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